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Coreopsis

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 13:16

Ok fairy....be nice to me!  

Charley....there are many varieties of coreopsis some earlier than others.  Mine,yes, have early start down here.  Next year they will be earlier for you for sure.  They flower from tips, in a way, but as repeat growth is usually shorter it looks like flowers are being produced  lower down.  One tip......keep deadheading.  Easy to do every few days if you can, as you pass.,,the plants look better for it and they flower forever.

(would post pics but I'm posting too much currently....but they do look jolly good )

I actually like the foliage too Charley.....nice bright green, clean, crisp and well behaved so nice out of flower.  I'm in far s. w. Cornwall, which has a milder climate than even a few miles further east down here. 

North facing wall

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 13:01

I think it may be too vigorous for a pot Eileen.  How about clematis Montana?  Or a summer flowerimg variety like Nellie moser which will perform on such a wall?    Honeysuckle too,,of you can water it from time to time

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 12:58

Yviestevie on the shady side new guinea impatiens......white always good in shade.....but grasses for me there, like hackonechloa, Bowles golden grass, golden sedge, carex testacea or acorus Ogon.

Coreopsis

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 12:54

Charley, mine are flowering....have been for few weeks. 

Two things.....early season way down here and, secondly if you bought jumbo/plug plamts they will be late to flower.  Possibly may not flower this year but domt "fuss them"......plemty of summer left yet to do something in lare,August.  They do need a certain amount of water though so make sure they do not dry out.

grasses

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 12:00

Thanks fidget.  May do just that later today.

 

grasses

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:18

Hmmmmm.... Grasses not popular then........

Holey snail

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 00:17

I think it's a bird.  Maybe for the calcium but a bird 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 00:14

On late night, impulsive slug hunt and discovered a favourite old dahlia almost flattened by the storms last night.  It's at the top of the garden so missed it earlier.

Will stake it tomorrow.....hopefully it will be fine. ,

Usually I put quite thick poles around this one and double twine as it is big and needs stromg support.  It's a blowsy old pink but I have grown fond of it over the years.  It's in a stoney rough part of the garden......would be difficult to remove it now......but does make a nice focal point for several weeks. 

KEF & her juicy bits

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 21:29

Well, wot a let down.  The thread title promised soooooo much 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 21:19

Blimey woody, sounds like we should all be there 

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